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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Across Japan (November 22 2017): The Follow-suit Removal, December 2017 edition


By this time all of us should have expected that song removals in Japan will be mirrored in greater Asia in due course because of license expiry and whatnot. Here is the confirming piece for the latest of those removals on December 6 2017, for instance. If you forget where else you could have found these songs after the removal, we have copy-pasted the list below the jump again for your reference.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Twitter Snippets (November 21 2017) - IDOLiSH7 Collab Drumming Up Heated Support


Surprise additional scope for the Taiko no Tatsujin x IDOLiSH7 Collaboration!

Participating idols from the game are forming a Taiko no Tatsujin Cheering Squad (太鼓の達人応援団) (NB.: no relation to a certain pink game) being ambassadors for the collaboration. See the teaser silhouettes from the tweet above. Plus, if Donders clear the upcoming IDOLiSH7 song on arcade Taiko no Tatsujin for a designated number of times, the cheering squad will be graced with the addition of a certain idol from that certain group!

Further news to be expected in early December, so stay tuned.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Twitter Snippets (17-20 November 2017) - INSPION 2017's Autumn Auditions Grand Winner (+ Extra)


The INSPION enrollment audition session of which we already talked about last month (link) has finally come to an end! As the Taiko Team Twitter account has retweeted the most relevant announcements this morning, up here we can see the announcement for the winner of the Vocals section: the Youtube user nagisa .f under the artist name ORI-Hime (ORI姫).

As announced in the past, our winner will be featured in official Taiko games in the future, as the female vocalist who landed the 1st place in the Best Vocals category is going to take part in new recording endeavors with both INSPION and NAMCO SOUNDS musicians. Below these lines, you can also have a look at the winners/honorable mentions for the INSPION contest's two categories:

Best Vocal - Excellence Award
Best Vocal - Honorable Mentions
Best Creativity - Excellence Awards

Ike, Mekadon! Lyrics



Composition: Kimitaka Matsumae (松前公高)
Lyrics: Hideki Kimura (キムラヒデキ)
Vocals: Susumu Matsumoto (松本進)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Song of the Week! 18 November 2017


Back for another 'blast from the past' feature, this time around starring the Taiko origins of quite the oddball shoot-em-up song trilogy...

Friday, November 17, 2017

Twitter Snippets (17 November 2017) - New Taiko x Osomatsu-san Collaboration Teaser


This post's title says it best, and so does the attached picture! As a primer to the future collaboration event with the Osomatsu-san series, here's a sample of the promotional goodies that will be available with it: custom Kigurumi parts, to match your looks to any of the Matsuno siblings.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Namco Taiko Blog (16 November 2017) - Taiko PS4's First Licensed DLC Content


The week-long period of radio silence from the Taiko Team has been brought to an end with today's blog entry, starring the first DLC songs that are going to be muted for PS4 livestream means are coming from the license-heavy song genres.